Saturday, March 24, 2012

6 new stakes created Nigeria(2), Uruguay, Brazil, Mexico(2)

In the first two weeks of March, six (6) new stakes have been created, all outside of the US.

The Church created two new stakes in Benin City, Nigeria. The Benin City Nigeria Ugbowo and Benin City Nigeria Siluoko Stakes on March 11, 2012

A new stake was created in northeastern Brazil in Pernambuco State called the Caruaru Brazil Stake on March 11, 2012

A new stake was created in Hidalgo State, Mexico called the Tezontepec México Stake on March 11, 2012

Also created was Montevideo Uruguay De La Costa - March 11, 2012
and Querétaro Mexico El Sol  - March 11th,

Nigeria now has 20 stakes, 8 more than South Africa, I can't remember the last time there were two new stakes created in the same city.

Uruguay now has 17 stakes, putting it in a tie with Tonga and South Korea

Brazil now has 243

Mexico now has 225 (3 this year)

There are now 2,954 stakes worldwide, with 1,491 in the US (50.5%)

However 8 of the 9 new stakes were outside of the US and the only one in the US this year was in Utah.

Will the 3,000 stake be created in 2012?  We’ll see with 46 to go and 48 created in 2011, it will be close.  Another possible milestone, only 28 stakes separate US counts from non US.  Will foreign stakes out-number US in 2012 ?

Updates from 

Enjoy the Maps !

Saturday, March 3, 2012

8 New Missions announced

Eight new missions of the Church are being created in Colombia, Ghana and Mexico; in the region of Vanuatu, New Caledonia and the Solomon Islands; in Utah and in Nevada. 

Also a mission in Moscow, Russia, is being combined with neighboring missions.

There are now 347 mission worldwide (from 340 at year-end)

Maps exist on the Church news site

This Web site has great information about the New Missions and predictions for several more, including a prediction that the 3,000 stake and many more missions will be created in 2012

Enjoy !

3 New Stakes in Feb 2012, Ontario-Canada, Mexico, Utah

A new stake has been created in Barrie, Ontario, Canada.  It is the first new Stake in Canada since 2006 and the first new stake in Ontario since 1996

There are now 10 stakes in Ontario and 48 stakes in Canada.  (22 of the Canadian Stakes are in Alberta.)

A new stake was created in the northern Mexican city of Saltillo.  This is near the Monterrey, Mexico Temple and closest to McAllen Texas.  It is the first new stake in Mexico in 2012.

There are now 223 stakes in Mexico. (Peru has 98, Brazil has 242, US has 1,490)

The first new US stake of 2012 was created in the only city with two Temples - Jordan. This stake is the furthest West in the Jordan Valley.

There are now 559 stakes in Utah. (CA has 157, ID has 122)

1,455 (49.4%) of the 2,947 total stakes are now outside of the United States